Derek Acorah, widely regarded as the broadband of connections to the afterlife, has recently been seen in public with an odd dog.
The dog, called Abby, is often seen sporting a variety of hats, jackets and doggy bling, such as a tail piercing. It has emerged that Abby is in fact, Acorah's spirit guide from the other side.
"Derek was performing an exorcism in Bootle," said close personal friend, Simon Khick. "A nasty demon had inhabited a thirteen year old girl, making her messy, rude and downright sinful. Derek exorcised the demon all right, but in the process his spirit guide came the other way and ended up in the girl's dog."
Abby the dog now accompanies Acorah wherever he goes, and the superstar psychic can be seen chatting with her.
"Derek was quite surprised at the turn of events," said Khick. "He is quite pleased now though. Abby has been his psychic companion for several years, and now he can ruffle her ears. She tells him what she wants to wear through their psychic connection, and he puts it on her, mainly because her paws are not very dexterous."
Now that Abby has regained the flesh, albeit in canine form, she fulfilled a lifelong ambition, graduating from University, something she was unable to do in life, as women were not allowed in schools when she was alive. She received her diploma this week (pictured), although the diploma got a little shredded when her doggy instincts took over and she chewed the paper.
Abby is now a dogtor of psychicology.